Throughout Classic Treasury Animal Stories, cherished animal characters such as Black Beauty make an appearance alongside lesser-known animal stories from around the world. There are five chapters, each with four fantastic short stories relating to the animal kingdom. Kids can read heart-warming tales of ‘Friends and Companions’ or they can experience some exciting escapades in ‘Tricks, traps and mischief’.
Chapters and stories inside Classic Treasury Animal Stories:
Friends and Companions chapter includes How the Leopard got his Spots by Rudyard Kipling
Myths and Wonders chapter includes The Wonderful Weaver, from Old Greek Stories by James Baldwin
Tricks, Traps and Mischief chapter includes The Circus, from The Wouldbegoods by E Nesbit
The Hunters chapter includes The Cow and the Python by D G Mukerji
Tall Tales chapter includes The Mock Turtle’s Story, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The opening of How the Leopard got his Spots: –
Long, long ago, the leopard lived in the ‘sclusively bare, hot, shiny High Veldt, where there was sand and sandy-coloured rock and ‘sclusively tufts of sandy-yellowish grass. The Giraffe and the Zebra were there and the Eland and the Koodoo and the Hartebeest lived there, and they were ‘sclusively sandy-yellow-brownish all over.